Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Summary
Become a member of the Quality Assurance team in the Engineering Division of the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder. We design and build instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. The successful candidate will participate in the instrument team that will develop, fabricate and test space flight hardware funded by NASA, and the UAE Space Agency.

Who We Are
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
-Provide QA oversight and inspection support for spacecraft integration and testing, working closely with the Integration & Test Manager and other development leads, primarily in a cleanroom environment.

-Implement the program’s quality requirements by performing a wide variety of quality assurance functions. These include (but are not limited to) inspections of procurement documentation; incoming parts and materials; pre-cap of electronic components; assembly kits; in-process workmanship of printed circuit boards, harnesses, and other hardware; test set-up; sources and integration activities.

-Collaborate with engineers, assembly technicians, instrument makers, production management and other program personnel to lead all aspects of issues of concern and participate in problem-solving processes.

-Generate quality planning and process documentation and lead training in a group setting for workmanship and institutional processes.

-Work with vendors and contractors, and support formal program development reviews.

-Travel to the UAE and Japan may be required for final spacecraft integration and other program support activities. Other travel may be required for vendor evaluations, source inspections, and launch preparation.

What You Should Know

-Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

What We Can Offer
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.
Be Adaptable. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.

What We Require
-A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a technical field, plus a minimum of 7 years of experience working as a quality assurance engineer in aerospace design and fabrication environment.

-Three years of experience with spacecraft integration and testing activities.

-Applicants must be capable of meeting visual acuity requirements of NASA and IPC workmanship standards, as successful completion of training and certification to the standards is a requirement for the position.

What You Will Need
-Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and responsibly.
-Strong interpersonal skills.

What We Would Like You to Have
-Experience with system safety, contamination control, reliability analysis, EEE parts and materials, and ISO/AS9100 quality systems.
-Current or past NASA/IPC workmanship training and certification is strongly desired.

Special Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Please apply at: 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email:
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer